Why only five? Because we're not friggin' cry-babies! I'm sure plenty of you will disagree, or throw in 100 year old movies like "Old Yeller" and such, but these are the only five films that I have openly wept in, so deal with it. Coming soon - the top five movies I have slept through in the theater!
#5.) Armageddon: "Remember how I told you I was coming home? Looks like I'll have to break that promise." Those words to Liv Tyler from her dad; Bruce Willis were enough to get the water works pumpin'!
#4.) Return of The Jedi: "Just once... let me look on you with my own eyes." That one simple line led to the greatest cinematic reveal of all time; the face behind the mask of one of the most feared movie villains in history, and he is revealed to be... a broken old man who has found redemption and loves his kids. "Sniff"... talk amongst yourselves... I've got something in my eye.
#3.) Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan: "I have been... and always shall be... your friend." Spock's final words to Captain Kirk as he sacrifices himself for the good of the crew left my 9 year-old self devastated! For a Vulcan devoid of emotion, he sure knows how to get a guy bawlin'
#2.) King Kong (2005 Version): No words were necessary for this one; amazing cgi and Peter Jackson's direction humanized the giant ape with a heart of gold like no one before. My wife had to console me all the way home from the theater.
#1.) E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Now c'mon - are you really surprised? "I'll be right here" That parting line from E.T. to his friend Elliot instantly reduces me to a blubbering pile of tears and mucus to this very day! Anyone who didn't cry when watching this is truly dead inside.
Well that's it! The top five guy-flicks that made me bawl like a little girl, and I'm man enough to admit it! Whew! That was emotional - I need to go watch something with blood and explosions now.